Dr. Ludsin gave a talk entitled, “Climate change in Ohio: a primer,” as part of a round-table discussion with the Upper Arlington Rotary Club last Tuesday. All present enjoyed a great discussion!
Dr. Manubolu was asked to create a poster for the Fourteenth Annual International Scholar Research Exposition of the Office of International Affairs. This expo showcases the research of current international visiting scholars at The Ohio State University, and only a small group of finalists are asked to create posters for display. Dr. Manubolu’s poster will be on display in Bricker Hall in November and December. We are proud to have such a great researcher at the AEL!
Dr. Ludsin joined the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network aboard the Lake Guardian on a Lake Erie cruise for the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) the last week in September. The cruise was collecting data in central Lake Erie’s hypoxic zone to investigate the impact of hypoxia on the food web.
- Stu’s talk: Modeling physical, chemical, and biological responses to agricultural conservation in a changing climate: Insights from Lake Erie
- Mike’s talk: Stress hormone-mediated antipredator morphology improves escape performance in wood frog tadpoles
It was just announced that the Board of Trustees officially promoted Dr. Ludsin from Associate Professor to Professor at their May 30 meeting. See the Office of Academic Affairs announcement.
We are very excited for Dr. Ludsin as he continues to advance in his career!
Stu toured many Columbus venues this week with American Fisheries Society personnel and staff from Experience Columbus to help plan events for the 2020 American Fisheries Society Conference in Columbus. The group visited various hotels, the Franklin Park Conservatory, COSI, Express Live, the Columbus Zoo, and North Market.
Stu spoke on climate change for the Dublin Rotary Club this month. The talk was well received, though one it did prompt one attendee to ask, “Do you have any good news?” Stu responded that because humans caused climate change, we have the capacity to change our ways to work to mitigate it.
He also published part of his dissertation work in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences:
Bade, A.P., T.R. Binder, M.D. Faust, C.S. Vandergoot, T.J. Hartman, R.T. Kraus, C.C. Krueger, and A. Ludsin. in press. Sex-based differences in spawning behavior account for male-biased harvest in Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(11):2003-2012. doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0339
Annual Lake Erie and Inland Waters Research Review was held December 13-14 at the Ohio Union. Ordinarily this meeting would occur in January or February, but this year was moved up to December due to scheduling conflicts.
Researchers and agency officials from across the state came together to share the latest updates on fisheries research in Ohio. The keynote speaker was Lars Rudstam of Cornell University.